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By Madoka G
I am an M17X R4 owner running WIN10 AND currently upgrading my laptop from an 7970m to a 970m.
I have already successfully transferred my 970m to the motherboard and windows has detected the the gpu in device manager, optimus mode is enabled and the intel graphics are also detected.
The laptop is currenlty booting in full UEFI mode and running bios A11 stock.
Currently I am experiencing issues with getting the 970m to run, my Intel graphics keep running only but i can see the 970m is installed and the settings can be changed from the nvidia control panel and can be benchmarked using FurMark.
I managed to modify an nvidia driver using the device hardware ID's (not sure if that is the issue) but i think the main reason why the 970m is being used is because i require an unlocked Bios to change which GPU it runs on?
Everything up until this point has been an interesting learning curve and i feel i have almost cracked it.
what do you all think, any advice would be much appreciated by myself and my laptop
Im no expert on the matter but if anyone wants any advice from my experiences above i would be happy to help the best i can. Thx
I've had great luck with some help from your clever minds in the past, and i hope someone here has a good idea for this issue aswell. If not, thanks for stopping by
I work at a PC Repair shop, and I'm helping yet another customer with a GFX upgrade, but I'm encountering some issues.
While we are waiting for the GTX 980 in the mail, that we want to install, I am installing a GTX 770M in the customers PC while waiting for the other one.
Here's where I'm stumped.
So. GTX 770M is a native card in these models and it installs driver fine and runs well. However, when the computer gets on standby or goes to low power mode (with the screen off), it crashes without BSOD, just shuts off.
I can see in the event viewer that the computer has crashed with a Code 41 - Kernel Power Error.
I did get a BSOD once, and debugging it in Windbg pointed to iaStorAV.sys (the Intel Rapid Storage drivers).
I've tried several versions of IRST, installing in AHCI mode, removing the SSD mSATA cache drive and so many other things.
I dont know what to go for now. Should i try a VBIOS update on the card? It works flawlessly when stresstesting and harddrives have no errors either.
I really hope someone have a great idea or if i should just declare the SATA controller on the motherboard defective?
It must be some low-power S3 standby or whatever thats causing it. (I'm not a total genius as you can read, but i have picked up a lot of things in my time :D)
Thanks once again
*Forgot to add, the previously assembled GFX was a GTX 780M, that completely burned out
MSI GTX 1060 MXM successfully working on Alienware M18X R2 (another socket victory against BGA crap)By aaronloveweed
Hi All! First thread poste here!
Very happy with my beast ..again!
m18x R2 on modded bios (SG mode needed, optimus mode igfx+dGpu)
So my msi 1060 from alezka.com (Woodzstack thank you) was arrived yesterday, fast, very well packaged , and with a bit of icdiamond7.
Removed (not very well..buyed and used a dremel for first time) the tiny metal square on heatsink , that touch ram on 1060.
put thermal pads everywhere to match heatsink space.
Absolutely do not tight or strengt too much the gpu because has on his backside a big squared capacitator that push on motherboard
Here 3dmark11 to start benching
msi1060 (stock clocks) + 3920xm(4.2Ghz) on m18xR2 .
Max GPU temp 71° (at 24° t.amb).
And Here 3dMark
Max GPU temp 71° (at 24° t.amb).
GPU max temp 72°
Now I'm start to look if performance is aligned with other 1060's powered laptops.
All suggestion are very welcome!
Hi @ all, i whant to use an EXP graphic adapter with an GTX 1050Ti with ExpressCard on my M18X R1.
I startet with the Adapter and i can install the NVIDIA driver. The GTX was normal detectet. But i have 2 exclamation mark one by the Card and the second by the PCIe adapter (after installing the driver).
I have a GTX 780m with modded driver so i cant switch to onboard graphic (with my older 6990m i can do this).
Error Code 29 (GTX) and Error Code 43 (PCIe).
I want to use the GTX with the Alienware Monitor but i also testet it on an extern Monitor.
So have anybody an idea what i can do?
I'm using the Beast Version 8.4d!